Couple of things then......
So it sounds like you are making the transition from your heel edge to your toe edge; going through the fall line and all. This is good. Turn initiation is the hardest part to get. Now you need to just work on turn completion. In addition, set up your shoulders sooner; before your board enters the fall line. As soon as the board enters the fall line, push down on that front toe to quickly steer it back out of the fall line. If the board does not respond quickly enough, increase that torsional twist by pressing harder on the toe of the front foot.
By forcing yourself to keep looking down the mountain, I would wager that you have your upper body twisted just a bit toward your heel edge and this is working against you. Try holding your front arm up just a bit(around waist level) so that you can see your fist in your peripheral vision. This will allow you to visually check your body alignment. Make sure that you have positioned your front shoulder over the toe edge of the board and hold it there.
Just a question:.....is the instructor trying to get you to not turn up the hill and instead come out of the turn and set up for your heel side? The reason I as this is because once a student "gets it" they hold these turning forces too long and forget to "unturn" and they wind up pointed up the hill and spin around switch. It is a very common issue and once they can turn, they forget to come out of their turns early enough.
Definitely apply toe pressure to your rear foot as you come out of the toe side turn. Remember the "one" "two" count for good turn completion. Ideally, your turn shape should resemble the letter C where you cross the fall line at turn completion, then immediately set up for the next turn. Now that is the ideal, but lets work up to that point. For now, lets make your turn shape just a bit more open to resemble the letter S going down the hill. Instead of working hard to bring the board completely across the fall line at turn completion, bring it out of the turn at say a 45 degree traverse across the slope and then initiate the new turn.
These are what we call "open ended turns" and while not text book "correct", they are in reality what most of us do in our riding. Mainly to to maintain our speed. As you know, completing turns slows you down and on the steeps we want to close our turns. On a green bunny slope, doing this can be problematic as it slows us down too much. Going too slow makes snowboard control awkward.
Another advantage to making your first linked turns a bit open, is that when you are diagonal across the slope, it is less dramatic of a change going from one edge to other. If you are across the fall line, you feel more of a sensation of "going to your downhill edge" and this really spooks the new rider. By being more diagonal, you really don`t get this creepy sensation. Try this open ended turn technique next time and see if you can`t improve your linked turns by being a bit more fluid. Once you get this down, simply work on bringing the board more across the fall line as you complete your turns.
I finally kinda understand what you mean by torsion twist, if I understand correctly, this is like the gas/clutch thing where from my toe side traverse, I would relax my front front, but keeping my rear foot toe edge engaged, so it's sorta like twisiting my board in opposite directions? this will help make the nose of my board get back into the fall line, but since my rear foot is still engaged in toe edge, it won't have me fly down?
I am SO GLAD that I don't have to be completely horizontal to the fall line in order to initiate my next turn. You are ABSOLUTELY right that when I'm across the fall line and have to go to the other edge, it's like an "OMG, here it goes" moment.
But please allow me to ask you to clarify this. If I'm doing this open ended turn, when my board is not totally across the fall line, so basically, when I initated my toe side turn, I'm side slipping across the fall line diagonally, correct? If I start relaxing my front foot at this stage and keep my rear foot engaged in my toe edge until the board point straight down, I won't fall, right?
To answer your question:
Just a question:.....is the instructor trying to get you to not turn up the hill and instead come out of the turn and set up for your heel side?
The reason he told me to do this is because when I look up the hill, I sorta stay there and forgot to come back out and i would have a mental lapse and catch the heel edge (I'm not sure why I do that, perhaps because I would be facing up hill, and forget to allow my board to go back to the fall line and try to get the hell out of the toe edge and start to switch edge too soon because I'm so afraid of the toe edge, but not sure)
I think thats exactly what you've described though.
One more thing, as I was reading some old threads, you mentioned this:
Remember that at this stage with basic turns, the board needs to go from one edge to flat before going to the new edge. Allow that board to flatten out before applying pressure to the new edge. In these types of turns, this means the board will pointing down the fall line on a fairly flat base. As long as the board is traveling straight tip to tail, you will not catch an edge and are safe to pressure either edge of the board depending on what direction you wish to go.
Does both feet need to be in neutral position(no toe side or heel side) in order for the board to point straight tip to tail? If not, say that I can still keep my rear foot engaged in an edge, can I still switch edge at this point?